A Guide to Restoring the Default Settings of the Windows 11 Settings App

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The post guides students and new users on how to reset or repair the Windows 11 Settings app, which is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application, to fix common issues. The process involves accessing the App settings from the Start menu and selecting the Reset or Repair options. The UWP apps work across all compatible…

This post shows students and new users the steps to reset or repair the Settings app when using Windows 11 to resolve common issues if the app isn’t working right. Windows 11 has a built-in centralized Settings app developed to replace the classic Control Panel program.

Sometimes, the app may not open or stop working, and resolving the issues is easy. The setting app is a modern or Universal Windows Platform (UWP). UWP apps can be used across all compatible Microsoft Windows devices, including PCs, tablets, Xbox One, Microsoft HoloLens, and more.

UWP apps also have settings windows that can be used to reset or repair individual apps. When you reset a UWP app, it is reset to the default settings, similar to when you installed Windows for the first time. This can help resolve common issues.

Windows 11 has many new features and sleek design, but UWP apps are not new. They were first introduced with Windows 8.

To get started with resetting Windows Settings app, follow the steps below:

How to reset or repair Windows 11 settings app

Again, one can reset or repair individual UWP apps in Windows. If the Settings app isn’t working or opening correctly, you can reset it to its factory default settings.

You can launch the Settings app by pressing the Windows key + I keys or using Start Menu, the Windows key + X context menu.

Whichever way works for you, continue to use it.

However, to reset the Windows Settings app, click the Start menu, right-click the Settings apps, and select App Settings.

On the App settings window, scroll down and click the Reset button, as highlighted in the image below.

When prompted with a message, “This will permanently delete the app’s data on this device, including your preferences and sign-in details,” click the Reset button to reset it.

That should do it!

You can also repair the Settings app instead of resetting it. If the Repair doesn’t resolve the issues, you can reset it.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to reset the Windows Settings app in Windows 11. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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